Ranitomeya sirensis (Aichinger, 1991)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Dendrobatinae > Genus: Ranitomeya > Species: Ranitomeya sirensis

Dendrobates sirensis Aichinger, 1991, Herpetologica, 47: 1. Holotype: NHMW 31892, by original designation. Type locality: "on a horizontal tree 1.2 m above a stream in the Serranía de Sira, Río Llullapichis drainage, 750 m, Departamento Huánuco, Peru (9° 28′ S, 74° 47′ W)".

Dendrobates biolat Morales, 1992, Caribb. J. Sci., 28: 195. Holotype: MUSM 7143, by original designation. Type locality: "Pakitza, 11°56′S, 71°18′W, 340 m de elevación, Reserva de la Biosfera del Manu, Provincia de Tahuamanu, Madre de Dios, Perú". Synonymy by Brown, Twomey, Amézquita, Souza, Caldwell, Lötters, von May, Melo-Sampaio, Mejía-Vargas, Pérez-Peña, Pepper, Poelman, Sanchez-Rodriguez, and Summers, 2011, Zootaxa, 3083: 72.

Dendrobates lamasi Morales, 1992, Caribb. J. Sci., 28: 191. Holotype: MUSM 1461, by original designation. Type locality: "Bosque Castilla, NW de Iscozacín, 10° 10′ S, 75° 15′ W, 345 m de elevación, Provincia de Huancabamba, Pasco, Perú". Synonymy by Brown, Twomey, Amézquita, Souza, Caldwell, Lötters, von May, Melo-Sampaio, Mejía-Vargas, Pérez-Peña, Pepper, Poelman, Sanchez-Rodriguez, and Summers, 2011, Zootaxa, 3083: 72.

Ranitomeya sirensisGrant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 171.

Ranitomeya biolatGrant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 171.

Ranitomeya lamasiGrant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 171.

English Names

Sira Poison Frog (Walls, 1994, Jewels of the Rainforest: 24).

Biolat Poison Frog (Ranitomeya biolat [no longer recognized]: Walls, 1994, Jewels of the Rainforest: 20; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 49).

Bamboo Poison Frog (Ranitomeya biolat [no longer recognized]: Sampaio and Souza, 2009, Herpetol. Rev., 40: 447).

Pasco Poison Frog (Ranitomeya lamasi [no longer recognized]: Walls, 1994, Jewels of the Rainforest: 22; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 50).

Distribution

Amazonian rainforests of Bolivia (Department: Pando), Brazil (State: Acre) and Peru (Departments: Cusco, Huánuco, Junín, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Pasco, San Martín, Ucayali).

Comment

Schulte, 1999, Pfeilgiftfrösche: 88-110, provided an account. Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 514, also provided an account. Recorded in Bolivia (as Dendrobates biolat) by De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 57, Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 69; and Maldonado-M. and Reichle, 2007, Kempffiana, 3: 13-17. Schulte, 1999, Pfeilgiftfrösche: 115-121 (Dendrobates lamasi), 121-126 (Dendrobates biolat), provided accounts. Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 466-469 (Ranitomeya biolat), 484-488 (Ranitomeya lamasi), provided accounts and placed this species in their Ranitomeya ventrimaculata group. Sampaio and Souza, 2009, Herpetol. Rev., 40: 447, provided the first record of Ranitomeya biolat for Acre, Brazil. In the Ranitomeya vanzolinii species group of Brown, Twomey, Amézquita, Souza, Caldwell, Lötters, von May, Melo-Sampaio, Mejía-Vargas, Pérez-Peña, Pepper, Poelman, Sanchez-Rodriguez, and Summers, 2011, Zootaxa, 3083: 61, and who provided an account on page 72-75.

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